The Simpletons Who Advocate Right Wing Thinking
Where right wingers really get screwed up is when a progressive thinker infuses a bit of ‘grey area’ into their thinking. It is great fun and we should never hesitate to shatter the deluded ‘black / white’ rationalizations of these political simpletons.
There are numerous political simpletons that I could demonstrate my theories with. I could pick Ezra ... or how about Michael Coren, one of my favorite right wing thinkers who writes for the Toronto Sun. Remember Mr. Coren? He’s the columnist who insisted a few months ago that we needed to drop nuclear weapons on Iran.
In his latest column, Mr. Coren makes the following statements: “We need a restoration of stigma. We need to reintroduce the concept of sin. We need to become more judgmental.”
He elaborates further, “Marriage is not living together and a common-law marriage may be common but it's not a marriage. It goes without saying, of course, that while homosexual couples may be happy and loving, they can never be married in spite of what politicians and legal zealots try to tell us.”
Oh really? Tell us more, Mr. Coren, “Nowhere is this more obvious than in the area of sex and sexuality. We're told we should now call prostitutes "sex-trade workers" and strippers "exotic dancers." But they're not. They're prostitutes and strippers. And "Johns" are fornicators.”
See how the right wing mind works? They thrive on dividing people into different groups - ‘these are the good people / and these are the bad people.’
Right wingers always need someone to hate, to blame, to scapegoat. When taken to an extreme, right wingers force the stigmatized ones to wear yellow stars or pink triangles. And that is just the beginning of how they deal with the ‘bad people’.
But in the spirit of the season, Mr. Coren finishes his illuminating piece of nonsense off with very charitable Christian wishes for a “Merry Christmas.”
Well, I would like to extend the best wishes of the Season to Mr. Coren and tell him to 'Bite me'!
Toronto Sun - Michael Coren